Criminal Justice

  • Program Highlights:

    Through a blending of rigorous academics and experiential activities, students explore the history of law enforcement and develop an understanding of civil and criminal law. Students review court cases and outcomes as they relate to law enforcement at the local, state and national level. Students use forensic science as a means to investigate simulated crime scenes. Guest speakers from the criminal justice field and visits to numerous agencies deepen the student’s understanding of this career field.

Criminal Justice student practices fingerprinting

Units of Study

  • Basic (Year 1)

    • NYS Criminal Law/Civil Law
    • Criminal Procedure Law
    • Mock Trails
    • Intro to Public Law Enforcement
    • Criminology
    • Intro to Corrections
    • Forensic Science
    • Crime Scene Investigation
    • First Responder

    Advanced (Year 2)

    • Juvenile Justice
    • Communication Skills
    • Career Opportunities
    • Crisis Intervention
    • Computers in Law Enforcement
    • Current Issues in Law Enforcement
    • NYS Security Guard
    • Work Experience


Industry Based Exam/Certifications

    • NYS Security Guard Certification
    • Precision Exams


  • High School Credit

    • 3.5 CTE a.m./3.0 CTE p.m (max)
      1.0 English 12 (Advanced)
      1.0 Technical Science (Basic)
      .5 Participation in Government (Advanced)

    College—Dual Enrollment

    (View important details about dual enrollment.)

    • Monroe Community College (9 credits*)

      * In order to take CRJ101-Intro to Criminal Justice (3 credits), student must score a 76 or higher on their ELA Regents exam. Students that don’t meet this pre-requisite may take MCC’s ACCUPLACER Reading test. They must receive a score of 70 or greater in order to be eligible.



  • Career Connections

    • Attorney
    • Corrections Officer
    • Court Clerk
    • Judge
    • Law Enforcement Officer
    • Private Security Officer
    • Probation/Parole Officer
    • Social Work

    College Programs

    • Corrections Administration
    • Criminal Justice
    • Criminology
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Security Administration

Items to Consider

  • Successful students:

    • Possess strong academic skills, particularly in written and oral communication
    • Follow proper protocol and procedures
    • Should be physically fit
    • Possess problem-solving skills
    • Utilize critical thinking skills
    • Demonstrate leadership skills.